NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center
Location: New York, NY
Size: 16,500 square feet
Project Type: Health Systems Planning, Interior Design and New Construction
Jeffrey Berman Architect provided site search services including initial property reviews and presentations to building owners as well as planning and design services for the new facility. JBA and The Center located the perfect space only after testing the program and negotiating leases at a number of other sites. The mass of two high energy Elekta linear accelerators and HDR + Brachytherapy suite required vaults weighing 2 million pounds each to be built on their own independent foundations into the ground floor tenant space of an office building in Lower Manhattan. The spa-like treatment center, with spacious private dressing rooms, a flora aquarium, and high-end furniture and finishes, is the first radiation oncology center in New York using state-of-the-art Elekta Volumeteric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). JBA assembled and coordinated the work of a large and complex project team to work with the owner and a number of city agencies to complete the project.